This seems to make it pretty clear the Green Bay Packers WERE going to release running back Ty Montgomery if they couldn’t trade him today.
They traded Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens for a seventh-round pick and it’s not even next year. It’s in 2020.
Montgomery was originally a third-round pick. Basically, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said we’re getting rid of this guy one way or another. I will take anything for him.
What to say?
I feel bad for Montgomery. He’s a good guy and he did a lot in the state of Wisconsin. He went from starting running back to third-string in the course of a year. This, after he switched positions from receiver. That’s a team guy who cares about his community.
On the flip side, after what transpired over the past couple days, a change of scenery was probably in the interest of both parties. After his fumbled kickoff cost the Packers a chance to beat the Rams, Aaron Rodgers was ticked. Montgomery was also called out by an unnamed teammate for being selfish.
He was blasted and even received death threats on social media.
The following day, Montgomery defended himself and expressed frustration over his role. The message: I want to help this team, but I don’t know how I can in my current role.
The problem is, Montgomery had created some sort of division in the locker room. Some players had his back. Some clearly didn’t.
The trade — or rather, the compensation accepted — shows that the Packers were hell bent on moving on. It was the right move for the team.
Let’s not pile on Montgomery too much. Yes, he made a huge error in judgment, but the way he has been treated since then by some people is appalling.
We wish you well, Ty Montgomery. Hopefully, you’re now on a team that actually knows what to do with you.
Based on HHCD latest tweet he may be gone too? BG isnt fucking around, that’s for sure
GONE BABY, GONE…..THANK GOD!
Godspeed brother, be well.
No takers for Perry, Cobb, Mathews?
Yeah, he messed up pretty big, but the treatment of him from fans is pretty fucked. It’s just a goddamn game that we watch on TV. It’s a time vampire. These players are people too. Threatening to kill them is bush league. And honestly, I can sympathize with him, being frustrated with his role and not knowing what it is. Just another mess created by McCarthy. Did he get cut today?
Good call….Not only is it bush league, it’s illegal.
You want to know what’s bullshit? Is people characterizing packers fans (and by extension, Wisconsin people) racists and shitty people because shit like this. There are literally shitty fans in every fanbase. Every “why your team sucks” article on deadspin I come across multiple accounts of fans being dipshits. Cubs fans threatened Steve Bartman after he interfered with a foul ball that Alou may or may not have caught.
Since when do you clowns get a heart? I hope he slips in the shower and falls a-hole first on his luffa. You guys should rename your site Total Pussies.
My other question is, what is the deal with stockpiling draft picks? This team probably has to win in the next few years. As PF4L has said many times, Gutekunst hasnt been given an easy task. Years of blunders in the draft (only 3 guys left from the 2013-2015 drafts, holy fucking shit) and some bad contracts have hamstrung the Packers. He has to somehow make this team competitive sans Rodgers in order for it to be a legit contender with him at QB. I think that is close to impossible.
I don’t think they had much of a choice to take the pick. Because of all the leaks and comments in the past two days, you either had to cut him for nothing, or trade him for whatever you could get. There was no way to keep him in that locker room beyond today, which was a pretty unfortunate situation for him.
The last 48 hours have been unfortunate for Ty, and I feel terribly for him and his family, after all the barbaric & disgusting things said to him. He made a mistake, however boneheaded of a decision it was, that really opened the curtain into the divisiveness that exists in that locker room.
He’s not the one to blame here, that burden fall squarely on the Packers. They fucked him over and set the events of today in motion years ago. They mismanaged his skillset and his role on this team ever since putting him into the backfield as a stop-gap solution to the years of piss-poor personnel acquisition. They marginalized him, and bred this environment and allowed it to fester until one day, one game, one play, was all it took for it rear it’s ugly face to the world. And with that, we’ve exposed a publicly divided locker room and coaching staff – remember that it a an ‘anonymous coach’ that also commented to the media about Aaron’s sideline reaction to the play.
After the events and comments following Sunday’s game, McCarthy handed himself a lose-lose situation that Gute was forced to fix. You either back the guy you fucked over for years and risk making a divided locker room worse, or remove the guy you fucked over for years and risk losing the other half of the locker room.
Ted Thompson’s ghost of terrible personnel acquisition will haunt this organization for years – and McCarthy’s loss of accountability, respect, and personnel development will be what finally sinks the ship.
Damn. This is an epic post. Well said Adam!
Nice post ADAM. The brain trust in Green Bay should be held accountable for this DECADES LONG incompetence . . .
Yea Adam, nicely stated.
If were going to bring up blame, the subject isn’t complete if you don’t bring up Murphy’s name. whether it’s his “recent discovery” that some people don’t get along, and don’t talk to each other. Like how does he just discover that? That’s new to him? The Silo’s….i almost lost my lunch when i heard him say that. He’s been in the building 9 years and he’s so fucking clueless, he just learned about that? Or maybe it’s the fact that he refused to do his one personnel job and supervise one employee under him, just one. Anyone remember….”Ted will retire when he tells me he’s retiring”…or….”I don’t question Ted”…or…..”Ted is doing a great job.”
What’s amazing to me, is that it seems the Executive Committee and the B. O. D. just sit on their hands and watch it year after year after year.
I think their is dysfunction in this organization from the highest levels on down, plenty of blame to go around, no one is clean.
As i’ve recently stated, and will probably state again…..Dysfunction, breeds dysfunction. The disease is still in the building.
Teams that go to the Super Bowl are usually solid from the very top down and deserve to be there. I don’t think this team even deserves to be in the playoffs, and i make no apologies for saying so.
Amen. Ty has some nice receiver skills. Slippery after a catch. Good acceleration.
But MM and TT did their usual “let’s play this guy at a different position” bullshit
and set Ty up for this embarrassment.
Right on. What the hell are coaches doing throwing a guy under the bus to the media?
Nice job – counters the BS spewed by Killer
Gute just be the guy we are looking for. That he ditched Haha to me says a lot. His first draft looks solid and although I was/still am pissed about the way Jordy was treated, we seemingly have a no nonsense operator who is trimming the fat and moving on from players whose commitment level seems less than stellar.. A 4th doesn’t seem like a lot for a former 1st, but it was the right move. Time to move on. Let someone else foot that bill.
In Gute we trust? Only after McCarthy is gone.
YES! YES! YES! Thank god! Gute is sick of this shit too! Like all of us! We’re not done yet either! More moves this off season. Hopefully Cobb and then McCarthy no doubt! Nothing like saying a big FU to Ted than dumping all his draft picks. Ted will be out of scouting. You watch. His house was up for sale late this summer. Gute is cleaning house. I love it! Im tired of it. This team has been living off 2010 for too long. Its about time someone lit a firework up the organizations ass. Keep trimming the fat Gute!
Scouting?…..Ted didn’t go to the Senior Bowl, he didn’t go the the NFL Combine. Ted isn’t doing much in his office but watching tv, eating his morning muffin and collecting his last years salary. (Murphys going away present).
Senior Adviser to the GM (hahahahaha). With Ted’s track record, if i’m the GM and Ted recommends a player to me, i’m taking that player off my draft board.
Good luck to Ty. Ty should have been a slot receiver.
I said after the game that if Ty was specifically told to not take the kick out of the end zone and did, Gutekunst would need to try to trade Ty and get what he could, or cut if needed.
I think it was bullshit for any other players to add anything more to the conversation than, yes I did hear the coaches say to down the ball or no I didn’t hear such. All the other stuff is bullshit.
By the way who is this fuck Michael Silver who wrote the article about what a player(s) and coach said. Then mocked Ty after he was traded today. Fuck You Silver, report your story then stay the fuck out of it. What a fucking hack that writes a story then rubs it into a player that is impacted. The Packers or the Packer players Should throw that fucker out on his head if he came near the team.
One more thing I would like to add about the KO return. It is the returners responsibility to know were he is starting/standing in the end zone. If you look close Ty started at the goal line then moved back a couple of steps. Usually as a returner you want to come up on a kickoff so you line up a little deeper. I really think after looking at it that the Packers including Zook thought the rams would kick the ball high and short of the goal line forcing the Packers to return the kick. It was a mistake for the Rams to kick the ball into the end zone. I don’t think Ty or Zook ever expected the KO to hit the end zone. I would bet there was more time before the KO discussing what to do with a high kickoff just short of the endzone rather than a KO that hit the endzone.
Ya know Howard….i asked myself the same thing about this reporter. I was thinking what’s his angle with this. Then i just chalked it up to he felt he needed some attention, and that’s what he got because people across the Country have been saying his name all day. I guess he got what he wanted.
But closer to home…If i’m the GM in Green Bay, i want to find out who his source was, because i don’t want that dude in my locker room. That will send a chill through the vibe of a locker room, especially if the players don’t know who it was. People will be afraid to talk. Don’t need that guy on my team.
This is what that asshole Silver tweeted after Ty was traded today:
Pretty sure Ty Montgomery’s not gonna get that apology.
Then the fucker put in an emoji at the end that was laughing so hard it was crying. I couldn’t get it to copy. The fucker should be banned from the Packer locker room.
Silver is a snake in the grass
Guy carried the ball with 1 arm regularly.
Another Ryan Grant = Fumble machine
Okay, Ty Montgomery, I wish you all the best and may you be productive and find yourself with your new team. Best of luck to you.
That being said, after the last game and the words spent on both sides, it had to happen. As Howard said and I agree, this player was best as a slot receiver. Playing him as an RB, not so much. This pretty much flushes the 2015 draft now doesn’t it?
For the sake of argument I will say let’s not get too excited over “death threats” on social media forums. Are there crazy goofs out there? Sure. How many football players have ever been sniped off for a stupid ass play in the last 5, 10, 20, or forever years? Right, you get it. To say that idiots posted stupid shit on social media is a given. Would any of the stupid shit morons ever act out on it? There you go, now let’s not add to the melodrama. Crazy girlfriends have killed more NFL players than idiot fans posting over the top comments on internet forums. Ty and his family will be okay.
You are correct, internet death threats rarely come true. But if it happens to you, on a high level under the National spotlight, and it involves your family, It’s taken seriously.
It’s not Melodrama, it’s troubling if your family is the focus of the threat.
Point taken sir. I frankly am more concerned for Ty and his family moving to Fallujah on Chesapeake Bay than any of this recent business. Baltimore is one messed up violent place.
Yea i hear ya….but when you have a wife, and small kids that mean the world to you, shit becomes real, real quick. Then you have to travel for your job, i’d be concerned.
I have to plead ignorance, i don’t know shit about Baltimore my man.